HPC-IODC 2020 : HPC I/O in the Data Center Workshop
HPC-IODC 2020 : HPC I/O in the Data Center Workshop

HPC-IODC 2020 : HPC I/O in the Data Center Workshop

Frankfurt, Germany
Event Date: June 25, 2019 - June 25, 2019
Submission Deadline: February 24, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: April 24, 2020


Managing scientific data at large scale is challenging for both scientists and the host data centre.

The storage and file systems deployed within a data centre are expected to meet users' requirements for data integrity and high performance across heterogeneous and concurrently running applications.

With new storage technologies and layers in the memory hierarchy, the picture is becoming even murkier. To effectively manage the data load within a data centre, I/O experts must understand how users expect to use the storage and what services they should provide to enhance user productivity.

In this workshop, we bring together I/O experts from data centres and application workflows to share current practices for scientific workflows, issues, and obstacles for both hardware and the software stack, and R&D to overcome these issues. We seek to ensure that a systems-level perspective is included in these discussions.

The workshop content is built on two tracks with calls for papers/talks:

  • Research paper track – Requesting submissions regarding state-of-the-practice and research about I/O in the data centre (see our topic list).

  • Talks from I/O experts – Requesting submissions of talks.

Call for Papers

We are excited to announce that research papers will be published in Springer LNCS open access and extended manuscripts in theJournal of High-Performance Storage as well. Contributions to both tracks are peer-reviewed and require submission of the respective research paper or idea for your presentation via Easychair (see the complete description in Track: Research Papers).

The workshop is held in conjunction with the ISC-HPC during the ISC workshop day. Note that the attendance to ISC workshops requires a workshop pass. See also our last year's workshop web page.

Date Thursday, June 25th, 2020
Venue Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany, Details about ISC-HPC 2020 Destination
Contact Dr. Julian Kunkel

For accepted papers, the length of the talk during the workshop depends on the controversiality and novelty of the approach (the length is decided based on the preference provided by the authors and feedback from the reviewers). We also allow virtual participation (without attending the workshop personally). All relevant work in the area of data center storage will be able to publish with our joint workshop proceedings, we just believe the available time should be used best to discuss controversial topics. 

=== Topics === 
The relevant topics for papers cover all aspects of data center I/O including: 
* application workflows 
* user productivity and costs 
* performance monitoring 
* dealing with heterogeneous storage 
* data management aspects 
* archiving and long term data management 
* state-of-the-practice (e.g., using or optimizing a storage system 
for data center workloads) 
* research that tackles data center I/O challenges 

=== Paper Deadlines === 
* Submission deadline: 2020-02-24 AoE 
* Author notification: 2020-04-24 
* Pre-final submission: 2020-06-10 
* Workshop: 2020-06-25 

== Track: Talks by I/O experts == 

The topics of interest in this track include but are not limited to: 
* A description of the operational aspects of your data center 
* A particular solution for certain data center workloads in production 

We also accept industry talks, given that they focus on operational issues 
and omit marketing. 

If you are interested to participate, please submit a short (1/2 page) abstract 
of your talk together with a (very) short Bio. 

Abstract Deadlines: 
* Submission deadline: 2020-04-10 AoE 
* Author notification: 2020-05-03 

== Program committee == 

* Thomas Boenisch (High-performance Computing Center Stuttgart) 
* Suren Byna (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) 
* Matthew Curry (Sandia National Laboratories) 
* Sandro Fiore (CMCC) 
* Wolfgang Frings (Juelich Supercomputing Centre) 
* Javier Garcia Blas (Carlos III University) 
* Adrian Jackson (The University of Edinburgh) 
* Ivo Jimenez (University of California, Santa Cruz) 
* Anthony Kougkas (Illinois Institute of Technology) 
* Glenn Lockwood (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) 
* Jay Lofstead (Sandia National Laboratories) 
* Carlos Maltzahn (University of California, Santa Cruz) 
* Suzanne McIntosh (New York University) 
* Maria Perez (Technical University of Madrid) 
* Robert Ross (Argonne National Laboratory) 
* George S. Markomanolis (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) 
* Feiyi Wang (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) 
* Bing Xie (Oak Ridge National Lab) 

== Organizers == 
* Julian Kunkel (University of Reading) 
* Jay Lofstead (Sandia National Laboratories) 
* Jean-Thomas Acquaviva (DDN) 

Best Deals


HPC-IODC 2020 : HPC I/O in the Data Center Workshop will take place in Frankfurt, Germany. It’s a 1 day event starting on Jun 25, 2019 (Tuesday) and will be winded up on Jun 25, 2019 (Tuesday).

HPC-IODC 2020 falls under the following areas: STORAGE, HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING, PARALLEL COMPUTING, WORKFLOWS, etc. Submissions for this Workshop can be made by Feb 24, 2020. Authors can expect the result of submission by Apr 24, 2020.

Please check the official event website for possible changes before you make any travelling arrangements. Generally, events are strict with their deadlines. It is advisable to check the official website for all the deadlines.

Other Details of the HPC-IODC 2020

  • Short Name: HPC-IODC 2020
  • Full Name: HPC I/O in the Data Center Workshop
  • Timing: 09:00 AM-06:00 PM (expected)
  • Fees: Check the official website of HPC-IODC 2020
  • Event Type: Workshop
  • Website Link:
  • Location/Address: Frankfurt, Germany

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